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  1. #1
    Silver Member
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    Oct 2001
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    Placerville, CA.
    Tractor
    1998 New Holland 1920

    Default Mower Blades Backwards

    I've been using the field mower and haven't been happy with the overall cut/appearance of the cut and thought I ought to look undeneath and see if the blades needed sharpening/replacing. Low and behold, it appears that the sharp edge faces to the rear of the cut and I'm blunting everything to death. Probably best for now until I get the rocks out of the way/identified.

    So, is the b est way to change them back to forward cut just to loosen the large nut on top (underneath the deck). Is there a better access method?

  2. #2
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    Jan 2002
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    Home-1+ acres New Hope, TX / 24 acres-Fannin County
    Tractor
    JD 950

    Default Re: Mower Blades Backwards

    I assume you are talking about a 2 ended blade mounted by a center shaft. If you have verified the direction of rotation and the blade is indeed turning backward, you should be able to simply take the nut off and turn the blade over.


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    Silver Member cedarranch's Avatar
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    Oct 2001
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    Location
    Bremen, Alabama
    Tractor
    Ford 3430 and Zetor Zebra 2520

    Default Re: Mower Blades Backwards

    A guy down the road from me bought one from TSC and they mounted the blades backwards! He called me because it was bogging his Deere down and just twisting and chopping the field grass. When I went to reverse them, the bolts were not even torqued. Quality help these days!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2002
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    Location
    Aiken, SC
    Tractor
    Kubota 3710, 1970 Leland 384

    Default Re: Mower Blades Backwards

    "When I went to reverse them, the bolts were not even torqued. Quality help these days! "

    I'm not sure about TSC but some of the stores hire out the assembly. There are people that go from store to store putting things like mowers, bikes, etc. and then the stores sell the item with an assembly charge.

    Don

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